Can I hunt in Martinsville City?

Hunting in Martinsville City is regulated by the Department of Wildlife Resources. Martinsville City only allows Urban Archery you may not discharge a firearm within the City limits.

Hunters must obtain written permission from the property owner. No firearms other than a bow and arrow may be in the hunter's possession. Discharge of an arrow is permitted only in order to take a deer. No discharge of an arrow shall be made toward any person, any animal other than a deer, any structure or any vehicle in such a manner as the arrow may strike such person, animal, structure, or vehicle, nor shall a discharge be made in such a manner that the arrow may strike in any roadway. Archery equipment can only be discharged from temporary platforms elevated at least seven feet above the ground. Any disabled hunter unable to hunt from such a platform must comply with all regulations established by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. No pursuit of an injured or wounded deer shall be permitted upon the land of neighboring landowners unless the hunter has first obtained permission from that landowner. No field dressing of deer shall be permitted without the permission of the landowner.

Any other questions regarding hunting can be directed to the Department of Wildlife Resources.

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